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Cystic Acne

What is Cystic Acne?

Cystic acne is the most serious of acne conditions as it can easily lead to scarring. Large, red, inflammed, and painful nodules form deep in the skin where the inflammatory response is so great that it breaks the wall of the pore and a membrane forms around it leading to a cyst.

Treatments

Twice-daily cleansing with an oil-free cleanser helps to remove excess oil and bacteria. Helpful ingredients include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and antibiotics. In extreme cases physicians may prescribe an oral form of retinoid. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Cystic Acne

Acne is a common skin problem and one that can be disfiguring. It’s most common in adolescents and teens, but adults can get it too. In some cases, the bumps and papules that are so common with this skin problem become inflamed, leading to a diagnosis of cystic acne, the most serious form of the disease and the one that’s most likely to lead to scarring.

What Causes It?

As the name implies, people with cystic acne don’t just have blackheads and red bumps. They also develop cysts that can become quite large and painful and be felt as tender, swollen nodules on the surface of the skin. Needless to say, these tender inflamed nodules that fill with puss are uncomfortable and embarrassing from a cosmetic standpoint.

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A spot treatment pad that addresses acne and soothes ingrown hairs and razor burn.
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45 ct | RC077
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Daily lightweight hydrator for blemish-prone skin to calm and promote cell turnover.
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1oz | KI006
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Convenient cotton pads with a blemish-reducing solution.
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45 ct | RC055
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Refresh and soothe chronically stressed skin.
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5oz | SI001
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An oil-free, hydrating, soothing and healing care cream for acne/problematic skin.
$39.50
1.7 oz | PE025
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A soothing gel-cream formulated to leave blemish prone skin replenished, comfortable and calm.
$30.00
1.69 oz | PQ018
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Gentle treatment pads keep the complexion clear, refined and well-balanced.
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60 ct | FC030
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Cleansing, purifying mask helps to detoxify and refine skin texture.
$36.00
2 oz | RC051
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Absorbs impurities, tightens the appearance of pores and reduces breakouts.
$39.00
2.5 oz | CP175
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A camouflage concealer that helps to treat breakouts while covering them up.
$30.00
0.5 oz | JI077
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A camouflage concealer that helps to treat breakouts while covering them up.
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0.5 oz | JI078
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A purifying, antibacterial cleanser formulated to combat and help prevent breakouts and blemishes.
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5 oz | PQ017
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